Bible Journaling

Large Print Bibles for the Visually Impaired – With Bible Journaling Tips!

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As someone with very bad eyesight (and getting worse each year), I am all too familiar with how difficult it can be to find a physical Bible that is easy to read and journal in. Bible apps just don’t help for those of us who enjoy Bible Journaling! Here I will share some great large print Bibles for the visually impaired to help with both study and journaling, plus tips for Bible journaling when you have difficulty seeing smaller print ! I’ve included various translations!

Just because you have poor eyesight, like me, doesn’t mean you cannot journal in the Word! We just have to make some adjustments! The right large print Bibles can make all the difference and you do not have to miss out on the fun of journaling!

An image of eyeglasses - Large Print Bibles for the Visually Impaired

Tips for Bible Journaling When You Have Poor Vision

I love journaling, but illustrating can be tough when you can barely see the page! My eyes literally feel heavy within minutes!

There are some practical Bible journaling tips you can use when you do have very poor vision!

1. Bible Journaling Tip #1 -Use Good Lighting

Make sure your lighting is good! Don’t try to journal in a darker room because your eyes will have to strain that much more to see the page. You already experience strain, so make it a bit easier on your eyes!

One way to do this is with a reading light you can attach to the Bible. It will shine the light right down on the area you need and is a great way to supplement the lighting in the room!

2. Bible Journaling Tip #2 – Take Frequent Breaks 

One of the best tips for Bible journaling when you have poor eyesight is don’t spend too much time reading and journaling all at once. Take a break every 15-20 minutes and focus your eyes on something else. Let them take a brief rest! Or you could even just break up your journaling times throughout the day so that you are only spending 15-20 minutes on it at any given time!

But if you want to do it all in one sitting, make sure you give your eyes that break.

3. Bible Journaling Tip #3 – Use Readers

This one works great for me when I am focusing on small details. They magnify the page for you so that your eyes don’t have to work so hard to see!

There are some great ones available! Just don’t forget to remove them when you look up from the page!

You can also use a magnifying lens instead! These allow you to read the text in a way that causes less strain, however it might be difficult to use while journaling! In those cases, readers are definitely the way to go!

4. Bible Journaling Tip #4 – Use a Large Print Bible

Ok I know…this goes without saying since the post is about large print Bibles but yes they are AWESOME. My eyes are so much more relaxed when I use them and my journaling is better!


Large Print Bibles for Journaling (or not!)

So if you are like me and enjoy Bible journaling (or even if you don’t and you just want a good, large print Bible), you know how quickly you can feel that eye strain! Between reading the Word and illustrating or writing down your thoughts, your eyes just begin to feel pain. I know I quickly get a headache from it!

Here are some great journaling Bibles for the visually impaired in various translations! Just click on the book image for more information!

Large Print Bibles Make It Easy to Enjoy Journaling

Just because our eyesight may not be what it ‘used to be’ and we may have some visual impairment, doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy journaling as much as anyone else! Yes, we may have to make some adjustments and that is ok!

You do not have to consign yourself to Bible apps where you can adjust the size of the font! Pick up a great large print Bible and journal away!

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  1. What a great resource for Bible journaling with poor vision! I’m pinning this so I can refer to it for a couple of gifts I need to buy! Thanks!

  2. I love my Journaling Bible. How great that they come in large print! Thanks for sharing these with us!